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The Lynchmereans pantomime

The finale - showing Robin Hood - Anne Marie Garrett and Maid Marion - Faye Cooper

The finale - showing Robin Hood - Anne Marie Garrett and Maid Marion - Faye Cooper

THE Lynchmereans 66th pantomime saw Robin Hood come along to steal from the rich and give to the poor.

Specially adapted for the occasion by medical student Frederick Tibbs, just like the other five pantomimes Frederick has written for the group, the tale was interspersed with well known songs and dances from a quartet of children.

The young cast stood out with their natural acting ability, with everyone ensuring their diction was perfect and all songs were clear, energetic and fun.

The excellent production was backed by superb scenery, colourful costumes and plenty of audience participation. There were some 50 others behind the scenes making sure all went smoothly from scenery and costumes, to tickets and music, programmes and refreshments, lighting and sound, to photographs and prompts.

One man who had been involved in all but two of the 66 Lynchmerean pantomimes as actor, writer, stage manager and scenery sorter was John Hooker who died in 2013 and will be missed by fellow actors and members of the public alike.

A special evening performance was dedicated to John and a collection taken for Parkinson’s disease.

 

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